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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Location

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Stem Cell Transplant Program
1301 Medical Center Drive
3927 TVC
Nashville, TN 37232-5505
Direct phone: (615) 936-1803

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018
  • Marrow: 36
  • PBSC: 170
  • Cord Blood: 8
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 298
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

The hematopoietic cell transplant program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) was established in 1980. In partnership with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital the VUMC Stem Cell Transplant program performs more than 275 transplants annually. VUMC offers comprehensive post-transplant care, is a leader in clinical transplant research, and has a strong immune effector cell therapy program.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1980 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since January 1990.

Attending physicians

Adult - Michael Byrne, Whichai Chinratanalab, Bhagirathbhai Dholaria, Brian Engelhardt, Stacey Goodman, Madan Jagasia, Reena Jayani, Adetola Kassim, Bipin Savani

Pediatric - James Connelly, Carrie Kitko

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The VUMC Stem Cell Transplant program, through our lodging coordinator, offers lodging services for all transplant patients. For those who quality for charity assistance there are a myriad of charitable resources that they are connected to in order to maintain lodging during the stem cell transplant.

About the center

Overview

The hematopoietic cell transplant program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) was established in 1980. In partnership with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital the VUMC Stem Cell Transplant program performs more than 275 transplants annually. VUMC offers comprehensive post-transplant care, is a leader in clinical transplant research, and has a strong immune effector cell therapy program.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1980 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since January 1990.

Attending physicians

Adult - Michael Byrne, Whichai Chinratanalab, Bhagirathbhai Dholaria, Brian Engelhardt, Stacey Goodman, Madan Jagasia, Reena Jayani, Adetola Kassim, Bipin Savani

Pediatric - James Connelly, Carrie Kitko

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The VUMC Stem Cell Transplant program, through our lodging coordinator, offers lodging services for all transplant patients. For those who quality for charity assistance there are a myriad of charitable resources that they are connected to in order to maintain lodging during the stem cell transplant.

Overall center survival


Patient survival information for this center

This center's actual 1-year survival results are above the expected rate for this center.

The survival information we have for this center includes ONLY:

  1. Patients who had their FIRST ALLOGENEIC transplant (cells from a related or unrelated donor/cord blood) during 2015, 2016, 2017, and
  2. Who had their transplant at a U.S. transplant center, and
  3. Who had follow-up information provided by the transplant center for analysis

For this center, we have survival information for 303 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 82.3%.

Compared to similar patients transplanted at all centers in the U.S., we expect that the 1-year survival for patients at this center to be in a range between 66.1% and 75.8%.

For help with understanding these statistics, please see Understanding Transplant Outcomes.

For overall survival for all patients transplanted with a specific disease, please see U.S. Patient Survival report at bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov.

Number of adult transplants

Total adult transplants


459

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 13 80 0 93
Unrelated donor 8 89 1 98
Total allogeneic 21 169 1 191
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
268
-- 268
Total combined
458 1 459

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


53

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 10 1 1 12
Unrelated donor 5 0 6 11
Total allogeneic 15 1 7 23
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
30
-- 30
Total combined
46 7 53

Transplants by disease

All diseases

Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 13 30 42 20 105
Unrelated 12 21 58 18 109
Autologous 30 22 154 92 298
Total 55 73 254 130 512

Treatments may be similar for diseases within a group. It might be helpful to look at centers that have done transplants for a specific disease and centers that have done transplants for any corresponding broad disease categories.

Centers are not required to report autologous transplants so the numbers might be incomplete.

More information about transplants for this disease can be found:

Additional information

Transplant center resources

If you have transplant-related questions, please call the transplant center's direct phone number.

If you have questions about costs and financial services at this center, please call the transplant center's direct phone number.

Be The Match patient navigators

Patient navigators can answer your questions about choosing a transplant center and provide support and education to help you throughout your transplant journey.

Inside the United States: 1 (888) 999-6743

Outside the United States: 1 (763) 406-3410.
(Long distance or international charges may apply.)

Email: patientinfo@nmdp.org

Survivorship program

This center has separate survivorship programs for adult and pediatric patients.
Please select the program you are interested in.